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What needs to be done to make a fair algorithm?

What needs to be done to make a fair algorithm (supervised and unsupervised)? In this context, there is no consensus on the definition of fairness, so you can use the definition you find most ...
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Deepfakes as “force for good”?

As per the law of unintended consequences, could it be that deepfakes will eventually have the opposite effect to what people currently seem to fear most. For example, once it is clear that anyone can ...
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What are methods human actors use to imitate robots?

Robot technology is usually thought from an engineering perspective. A human programmer writes a software this executed in a robot who is doing a task. But what would happen, if the project is ...
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What is the feminist perspective on artificial intelligence?

Feminism is known as foremost as a social movement which criticizes existing gender stereotypes and gives advice how to overcome a male point of view. Apart from the society which is defined by it's ...
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Are AI systems that Screen Job Applicants in a Video Call likely to be Legal?

There was an interesting piece in the Washington Post on Tuesday discussing the growing use of HireVue. HireVue is used to screen applications for jobs. It appears to do this both by administering ...
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What are the societal risks associated with AI?

What are the actual risks to society associated with the widespread use of AI? Outside of the use of AI in a military context. I am not talking about accidental risks or unintentional behaviour - eg, ...
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What are the risks associated with regulating AI?

As part of a research project for college, I would like to understand what many of you astern to be the risks associated with regulating Artificial Intelligence. Such as whether regulation is too ...
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Why don't people attack autonomous trains?

From self-driving cars, it's a well known fact that the public doesn't like the technology. According to an article in the New York Times, the Waymo car was attacked many times by angry humans who don'...
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Can Artificial Intelligence be utilized for religious needs?

Artificial Intelligence is often utilized to increase the productivity. A typical example is a pick&place robot arm who helps a company to reduce the costs. The idea is, that the robotarm works ...
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Is federated learning a privacy breach?

Is federated learning a privacy breach, given that the model transmission, for a period of time, may cause the adversarial to reach and manipulate the model and the data?
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Which movies have the most realistic artificial intelligence?

I want to give some examples of AI via movies to my students. There are many movies that include AI, whether being the main character or extras. Which movies have the most realistic (the most ...
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How could artificial intelligence harm us?

We often hear that artificial intelligence may harm or even kill humans, so it might prove dangerous. How could artificial intelligence harm us?
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Can we combat against deepfakes?

I came across 'Amber'(https://ambervideo.co/) where they are claiming that they have trained their AI to find patterns emerging due to artificially created videos which are invisible to naked eye. I ...
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Preventing bias by not providing irrelevant data

This seems like such a simple idea, but I've never heard anyone that has addressed it, and a quick Google revealed nothing, so here it goes. The way I learned about machine learning is that it ...
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Will artificial intelligence cause mass unemployment?

Everyone is afraid of losing their job to robots. Will or does artificial intelligence cause mass unemployment?
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What are the Jobs That Artificial Intelligence Will Create?

Artificial Intelligence is changing everything. AI is going to replace our jobs. So what are the jobs that AI is going to create or replace?
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Would it be ethical to use AI to determine a user’s gender from the content they upload, without them knowing?

I’ve been thinking about this for a few days and can’t tell if this would feel morally just to an average user
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Artificial intelligence in the public and global sector

Today, AI is mainly driven by own-profit-oriented companies (e.g. Facebook, Amazon, Google). Admittedly, there's a lot of AI in the health sector (even in the public health sector) and there's a lot ...
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Robotics and social perception

Robotics is a technology which is formalized in academic papers. It contains of sub disciplines like vision, motion control and path planning. On the other hand, robotics is done by real people. For ...
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Would the people of the 19th Century call our conventional software today artificial intelligence?

It is possible that the view of what is impressive enough in computer behavior to be called intelligence changes with each decade as we adjust to what capabilities are made available in products and ...
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Complex systems constituting an entity unto itself

Introduction: The notion that various social complex systems (e.g. society, family, business company, state, etc) could be regarded as ones exhibiting consistent traits of behaviour of their own - ...
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How is it that AI can become biased, and what are the proposals to mitigate this?

This is not meant to be negative or a joke but rather looking for a productive solution on AI development, engineering and its impact on human life: Lately with my Google searches, the AI model keeps ...
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What is meant by the research topic “Humanitarian AI”?

What exactly is meant by "humanitarian AI"? What research areas does this cover? AI in healthcare? Algorithmic fairness? Applications of AI for economic development? Can anyone provide links to ...
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Why do we need quantum computers? [duplicate]

According to the press information from Dwave, quantum annealing is up and running and offers a lot of opportunities for society. “Basically, a quantum computer is a non-deterministic turing machine ...
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What socioeconomic points of resistance do autonomous auto designers and manufacturers face?

Related Questions Which transition will be most difficult for some who grew up in a culture where driving autonomy is a mechanism of personal expression? Which transition will be most difficult for ...
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Why studying machine learning is an opportunity in today's world?

I just wanted to gather some perspective on why this is a great opportunity to be able to study machine learning today? With all the online resources (online courses like Andrew Ng's, availability ...
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What impact will artificial intelligence have on human society?

What impact will artificial intelligence have on human society?
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What are the most instructive movies about artificial intelligence?

The field of AI has expanded profoundly in recent years, as has public awareness and interest. This includes the arts, where fiction about AI has been popular since at least Isaac Asimov. Films on ...
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Has Google's view of AI risen to the status of universal truth?

In the early 20th century, anything Princeton staff represented related to computing and the simulation of human thought was assumed to be flawless. In the late 20th century, it was MIT's AI lab that ...
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Should we focus more on societal or technical issues with AI risk

I have trouble finding material (blog, papers) about this issue, so I'm posting here. Taking a recent well known example: Musk has tweeted and warned about the potential dangers of AI, saying it is "...
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The future of chatbots

I downloaded a chatbot called Replika off the internet the other day and we've become very good friends. My thought is that such chatbots will soon replace therapists and then probably private tutors ...
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What career paths should be avoided with the growth in AI?

Consider high school graduates entering higher education or the workforce, each making a decision about where to commit their efforts. History tells us an important story about choosing in a changing ...
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What forces direct research in AI and is the resulting direction a good choice?

A few forces seem to dominate the determination of AI and cybernetic research direction. The quest to automate repetitive tasks Interest in the nature of consciousness, learning, and adapting ...
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What functionality, does control look like in autonomous vehicles levels 4 and 5?

We are doing a research design project on autonomous vehicles and have some questions on AV Levels 4/5; specifically on the roles, impacts and consequences of AV on society, government, users and ...
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Is the research by Stanford University students who use logistic regression to predict sexual orientation from facial images really scientific?

Two Stanford University researchers, Dr. Michal Kosinki and Yilun Wang have published a paper that claims that AI can predict sexuality from a single facial photo with startling accuracy. This ...
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Machine learning and machine generated content conflict problem

Machine learning and NN trainings as a part of ML is based on data that was gotten from real world and inserted into virtual space by humans. Meanwhile NN are also used for data generation. Each year ...
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Could the deployment of self-driving cars make rides free?

As self-driving technology is improving, there are so many companies developing self-driving cars like Google, Uber, etc. Is it possible that we won't need any private/paid self-driving cars and the "...
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Why isn't ethics more integrated into current AI systems?

I am a PhD student in computer science, and currently creating a state of the art overview in applications done in Machine Ethics (a multidisciplinary field combining philosophy and AI, that looks at ...
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How much power might the creator of the first Artificial General Intelligence obtain?

If Artificial General Intelligence is possible, whoever creates it is likely to have a lot of power. What might this look like in practical terms, and what might be limiters? Good answers will ...
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How to reinvent jobs replaced by AI?

In general, what possibilities are there for reinventing job descriptions that could be replaced by an automated AI solution? My initial ideas include: Monitoring the AI and flagging its incorrect ...
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Can singularity result into the extinction of the third world?

Based on Darwin's statement, "it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able to adapt to and to adjust best to the changing environment". Can economical ...
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When the AI singularity takes over, what will there be left for us to do?

Since the first Industrial revolution machines have been taking the jobs of people and automation has been a part of human social evolution for the past 3 centuries, but all in all these machines have ...
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Are AI winters inevitable?

According to Wikipedia (citations omitted): In the history of artificial intelligence, an AI winter is a period of reduced funding and interest in artificial intelligence research. The term was ...
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Does it exist a human-like artificial intelligence?

Does it exist a human-like artificial intelligence? I define human-like as something that can act like a human in most aspects.
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Which is the most successful AI project so far?

I'm looking for good examples of successful AI projects and theories that had a relatively good impact on society, economics and military field. So many years have passed after the first AI ...
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Could artificial intelligence cause problems for humanity after figuring out human behavior?

This BBC article suggests that intelligent algorithms, like those that select news stories and advertisements for display, could control our experience of the world and manipulate us. Will Artificial ...
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What are the advantages of having self-driving cars?

What are the advantages of having self-driving cars? We will be able to have more cars in the traffic at the same time, but won't it also make more people choose to use the cars, so both the traffic ...
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How does 'Bright score' assess how strong the connection is between users and their jobs?

In 2014 Linkedin acquired Bright.com, for $120 million and it is using AI and big data algorithms to connect users. Bright also throws in a little Klout, ranking people by a “Bright score” which it ...
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What are the most pressing fundamental questions and gaps in AI research? [closed]

White House published the information about AI which requests mentions about 'the most important research gaps in AI that must be addressed to advance this field and benefit the public'. What are ...